The AA Graduate School includes 11 postgraduate programmes offering advanced studies in one of the world's most dynamic learning environments. All enrolled students join the school in September at the outset of an academic year, and attend full-time studies according to the length of the course selected.
Architecture & Urbanism (DRL)
Investigating computation forms in the pursuit of systemic design applications
Design & Make
Design and the realisation of alternative rural structures at Hooke Park, Dorset
Emergent Technologies & Design
Researching design and production technologies
History & Critical Thinking
Enquiring into theoretical debates and architectural/urban forms
Housing & Urbanism
Architectural intelligence and the contemporary urban condition
Material interventions within a modulating urbanism
Taught MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities)
The city as new architectural knowledge, speculation and research
Spatial Performance & Design
Spatial arrangement through performance and interaction
Sustainable Environmental Design
Refurbishing the city through adaptive architecturing
Combining advanced research with a broader educational agenda
MPhil in Media Practices*
Questioning the ways in which various media can inform and represent a reading of architecture
16-month programmes, which are open to applicants with a five-year professional degree in architecture, for Architecture & Urbanism, Design & Make, Emergent Technologies & Design, Housing & Urbanism, Sustainable Environmental Design and Landscape Urbanism.MSc
12-month programmes in Emergent Technologies & Design, Sustainable Environmental Design, Landscape Urbanism and Design & Make which are open to applicants with professional qualifications in architecture, engineering or other related disciplines. Dissertation projects are expected to combine design research with case study work related to students' backgrounds.MA
12-month programmes in History & Critical Thinking, Housing & Urbanism and Spatial Performance & Design, which are open to applicants with professional qualifications in architecture, engineering or other related disciplines. Dissertation projects are expected to combine design research with case-study work related to students' backgrounds.Postgraduate Diploma
One-year full-time or two-year part-time course in Spatial Performance & Design, open to professionals in a number of creative fields. Please note that for the 2015/16 academic year the degree of this course will change to a 12-month MA and a 18-month MFA in Spatial Performance and Design. Both the MA and the MFA will be full time.MPhil
20-month Taught MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities), open to candidates with a four or five-year degree in architecture (BArch, Diploma or equivalent degree)PhD
Complementing the Masters programmes, the AA PhD programme fosters advanced scholarship and innovative research in the fields of architecture and urbanism through full-time doctoral studies. A new PhD in Architectural Design programme provides a setting for advanced research and learning for architects, designers and other qualified professionals.
The AA is an Approved Institution and Affiliated Research Centre of The Open University (OU), UK. All taught graduate degrees at the AA are validated by the OU. The OU is the awarding body for research degrees at the AA.
*Subject to approval and validation by The Open University.